When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must—but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow— You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering man, Often the struggler has given up When he might have captured the victor’s cup, And he learned too late, when the night slipped down, How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out— The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems afar; So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit— It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.
Stef and Hugh sit down for a chat with John Rooney to talk about his career programming animation and kid’s content for some of the biggest channels in Canada, his insights into what to do—and what to avoid—when pitching ideas, and the crazy world of cartoon creators!
Hugh and Stef take a call from Jason White, co-founder and executive creative director at Leviathan. Jason shares his experiences with being a super-talented artist, the pressures faced by those in leadership roles, imposter syndrome, and learning how to power through all that to get to success!
Hugh tells Stefan the story of a consultation for a new product launch. The consultation was to come up with ideas to support the launch. In keeping with the original theme of this podcast, those ideas went nowhere.
Hugh and Stef are joined by Kim Alpert, creative strategist and founder/director at Make Amazing. In a conversation that spans everything from risk aversion to ice sculptures, they’ll explore the highs and lows of being a modern creative professional.
Hugh and Stef are joined by Mike Heneghan, an Irish writer who shares his idea for a story that deals with the fallout from the House of the Mouse’s widespread acquisition of intellectual properties. Mike also jams with our hosts on some ideas from previous episodes—like A.R.K, and ahem, “Handiwork“—and introduces us to a frightening Disney Princess that never was!